M.A. On Campus


University of Nevada, Reno

36 months
21006 USD/year
21006 USD/year
5352 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Fine Arts at University of Nevada, Reno is an interdisciplinary degree that incorporates a comprehensive background in the visual arts and expanded development in areas of studio specialization. 


The Master of Fine Arts program offered by University of Nevada, Reno provides students with a great deal of one-on-one engagement with our excellent professional faculty.

During our Master of Fine Arts program offered by University of Nevada, Reno  students will:

  • combine studio practice and rigorous academic experience 
  • have opportunity to synthesize information at a higher level 
  • engage in original research and the development of significant creative work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Seminar in the Visual Arts
  • Theory and Criticism 
  • Community Service in the Arts 
  • Community Service in the Arts  
  • Directed Readings 
  • Elective 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Letters of recommendation: Letters of recommendation from three professional references are required.
  • Statement of purpose: A statement of intent/purpose is required. Talk about your artwork and address why you wish to pursue the MFA degree and what you wish to accomplish in the MFA program. Please include your name at the top.
  • List of artwork in your portfolio: A corresponding numbered image inventory list in a PDF format is required by the Art Department. (Please see Part II for the portfolio requirement). Please include your name, title, dimensions, date completed and specific media. It may include brief descriptions where necessary. Upload this list to the "attachments" section of the Graduate School application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    5352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5352 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Reno

860 - 1230 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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